Definition of stephanotis in English:



  • A Madagascan climbing plant which is cultivated for its fragrant waxy white flowers.

    Genus Stephanotis, family Asclepiadaceae

    • ‘Lady Tamara carried a bouquet of garden roses in white and pale cream, white jasmine stephanotis and lily of the valley with myrtle leaves.’
    • ‘Other flowers that work well include stephanotis, tulips and orchids.’
    • ‘The all-white bouquet was made up of orchids and lilies-of-the-valley from England, stephanotis from Scotland and carnations from Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man, with additional orchids from Wales.’
    • ‘She carried a cascade bouquet of stephanotis centered with an orchid.’
    • ‘More experienced gardeners may have success raising seeds of Camellia sasanqua, clivias, crepe myrtle, fuchsia, Murraya paniculata, roses and stephanotis.’


Modern Latin, from Greek, literally ‘fit for a wreath’, from stephanos ‘wreath’.